Self-described “mild mannered children’s librarian by day; musician, storyteller, and collector of tiny boxes (just in case) by night,” Kelly Campos comes to the library on June 20 at 7 p.m. to share her unique perspective to the world of storytelling with “Fiftyleven Things to Say.”
A dynamic storyteller and musician, Campos combines her passion for re-told folk tales with her unique musical styling. “Fiftyleven Things to Say” begins with the story of Juneteenth and ends with a joyful insight into the Modern Black Family Cookout. It’s a little bit of folk tale combined with jazz melodies and grounded in true-life experiences.
A Detroit native and Second City Detroit alum, Campos won the 2022 TELL Pittsburgh Storytelling Series Folktale Fight, and, in 2017, Campos was one of 61 national winners of the Spectrum Scholarship, an award sponsored by the American Library Association that recognizes exceptional students committed to diversity and community outreach in the field of librarianship. An aspiring “rock star librarian,” Campos’s performances reflect the power of voice and storytelling.
A creative, thought-provoking, and captivating tapestry from history, Campos’s “Fiftyleven Things to Say” is not to be missed!